Magical scientists name spider after the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter


J.K. Rowling‘s stamp of approval can make or break just about anything, and a new spider species was sorted into the cool kids club by Rowling herself. 

Researchers in Mumbai named a new species Eriovixia gryffindori after Godric Gryffindor because it looks like it’s wearing the famed Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter universe. 

@jk_rowling We named a spider, after the sorting hat, from the films! 🙂 Meet Eriovixia gryffindori. Link to paper:

— Javed Ahmed (@curiocritters) December 10, 2016

.@curiocritters I’m truly honoured! Congratulations on discovering another #FantasticBeast! 👉🕷✨

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 11, 2016 Read more…

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